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Dear Aunt TUAW, Do you have any good ideas for cleaning out a 165GB iPhoto library and getting it down to a manageable size? Your loving nephew, Mike Dear Mike, Back in the days of film, each shot had a real cost. People realized, "If I snap this, it will cost $ for film and $ for pr...

July 30th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, I decided to sell my iPad 1 and pick up an iPad 2 or 3. not sure which one yet. I will see what the [next iPhone] launch brings. Also, in your opinion will the iPad 2 be supported longer than the iPad 1 was? Just trying to decide what to buy next. Your loving nephew, Blake...

July 29th 2012 at 3:35pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, As an iPad 1 owner, would now be the best time to make sure I load up on apps -- as the iPad 1 won't be supported in iOS 6? I assume that my purchases will be in the cloud for a bit but what happens when a new version is released? Will I still be able to download the version t...

July 22nd 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, Good lord, why does Spotify want to open .m4v files? And how do I make it stop that? Your loving nephew, Nehi Dear Nehi, Eh? What was that? Auntie was just giving the kids some Werthers in exchange for them agreeing to play quietly outside the house. Spotify? Good hea...

June 29th 2012 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, I have a MacBook Air with only 120 GB of storage. My iPhoto Library is over 40 GB. I don't need all the the photos on my Mac but don't want to lose them or the events that they have been sorted into. Is there a way to keep my iPhoto library stored on iCloud and only download the...

June 25th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, With the MagSafe 2 power adapter, how does this compare to the 'redesigned iPhone 5 connector' size? Could it be a catch-all adapter? Your loving nephew, Christopher M. Dear Christopher, Auntie finds it highly unlikely that the $60 45-95 Watt MagSafe 2 chargers will r...

June 18th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, Ever since I upgraded to OS X Lion, I've been unable to use dual monitors if I have an application running in full screen on my iMac's display. I would love to be able to fire a movie up on the second display, make it full screen and still make use of my iMac, rather than turnin...

June 15th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, I'm in love with the new MacBook Pro Retina but it's way too expensive for my wallet. Why can't I just get a Retina display on an affordable MacBook Air instead? Your loving nephew, Jim J. Dear Jim, Although a lot of consumers would benefit from a consumer Retina disp...

June 14th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, My brother is getting one of those devilishly good lookin' new Retina MacBook Pro's. Should he order now and wait the 2-3 weeks? Or wait and see when it comes in stock at a local Apple Store? Your loving nephew, Jesse Dear Jesse, Do you need to customize your processor...

June 13th 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, I know I'm late to the party but Lion killed my scrollbars. Please bring back my scrollbars. I miss my scrollbars. Sobbing, Scrollbarless in Seattle Dear, um, "Scrollbarless", Head on over to Settings > General and just set the "Show scroll bars" preference to "Alw...

June 12th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, Will my AT&T iPhone 4 work on Virgin's no contract plans announced today? Your loving nephew, Dan Dear Dan, Unfortunately, it would appear not. Virgin is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for Sprint. Virgin uses Sprint's network infrastructure to provide ser...

June 7th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Dear Aunt TUAW, Pardon the OCD question here, but I have not been able to find an adequate answer. Every time I purchase an item from Apple, I get an email listing the item and the price I paid. I have hundreds of these emails saved. Is there a tool that will parse them and summarize how muc...

May 31st 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments